Planning on watching today’s Huskies and Longhorns game? Catch the action at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, as the Longhorns hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. In this non-conference matchup, the Huskies are the betting favorite against the Longhorns. The over/under for the game is 143.5 points.
CONNECTICUT HUSKIES VS TEXAS LONGHORNS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas Longhorns +5.5
This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 7:00 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS LONGHORNS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-68 in favor of the Longhorns.
- Not only will Texas pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 140 points.
Will the Huskies Win in New York?
Connecticut, who is currently 4-0 this season, will be facing Texas in their fifth game. In their last ten road games, which includes games from last year, Connecticut has a record of 5-5. Against the spread, Connecticut has a record of 3-1 thus far in the season. As they prepare for their initial away game of the year, Connecticut is coming off a road performance in which they went 7-7 vs. the spread last season.
After four games, Connecticut has an over/under record of 2-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 148.8 points per game so far. Looking at the Huskies’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 90 points per game.
Compared to their season average of 91.5 points per game, Connecticut struggled in their previous game. Against Indiana, the Huskies scored 77 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.6%. Leading Connecticut in scoring vs. Indiana was Tristen Newton with his 23 points. Cam Spencer also added 18 points for the Huskies.
Connecticut’s defense has been playing well, ranking 11th nationally, with 57.2 points allowed per game. Connecticut’s three-point defense is currently 16th in the country at 4.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 36.6% of their shots vs. Connecticut.
Will the Longhorns Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?
The Texas Longhorns come into today’s game against Connecticut with a perfect 4-0 record. So far, Texas has played one game on the road and three games at home. Texas has a current ATS record of 1-3 going into today’s game. In home games this season, Texas is 1-2 vs. the spread, and in their last ten home games, they are 4-6 vs. the spread.
Texas’ games have, on average, featured 148.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-2-0. Their average over/under line is currently 148 points so far. The Longhorns have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 83 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
The Texas offense is coming off a game where they scored 81 points against Louisville. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.3% and connected on 2 threes. Max Abmas is leading the team in scoring at 14.5 points per contest. Kadin Shedrick has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.2 going into the game.
At this time, the Longhorns’ defense is positioned 53rd in the country, permitting 64.8 points per game. So far, the Texas defense is giving up an average of 8.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.8 times per game (404th).